Saber Bayonet for the Confederate Cook & Brother Rifle

Description (Brief)
This saber bayonet was made for use on the Confederate Cook & Brother rifle. The hilt is marked "SUNFLOWERGUARD." The Sunflower Guards were Company I of the 21st Mississippi Infantry Regiment. The company was raised in Sunflower County, Mississippi.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bayonet
bayonet, saber
date made
ca 1861
maker
Cook and Brother
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 27 1/2 in x 1 in; 10.16 cm x 69.85 cm x 2.54 cm
part: blade: 22 1/2 in; 57.15 cm
overall: 1 1/8 in x 4 1/4 in x 27 1/2 in; 2.8575 cm x 10.795 cm x 69.85 cm
place made
United States: Georgia
United States: Confederate States of America
ID Number
AF*33697
catalog number
33697
accession number
70138
serial number
44
subject
Edged Weapons
related event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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